Boston

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Boston Common which includes a monument, a statue or sculpture and a garden
One of the nation’s most historically interesting cities has numerous museums, exciting sports, great seafood and plenty of free activities.

Boston, a thriving modern city, has nearly 400 years of history. Walk along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) red brick Freedom Trail to see 16 important historic sites.

Boston Common, a park established in 1634, is a good place to start touring. Ride a swan boat in the adjacent Boston Public Garden and look for famous statues of a mother duck and eight ducklings.

Head north for shopping and fresh seafood at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The hall, topped with an iconic grasshopper weathervane, held early town meetings where dissent against the British led to revolution. See the Paul Revere House, home of the patriot who famously rode to Lexington in 1775, warning that the British were coming.

Near the north end of the trail is the Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating the first American Revolution battle. Just east near the Charlestown Navy Yard, climb aboard the USS Constitution, or Old Ironsides, which survived a famous War of 1812 battle.

Boston’s cultural sites are historic as well. In the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1876, examine works from ancient Egypt to contemporary eras. Once a vaudeville house, the Boston Opera House now hosts operas, ballets, touring musicals and lectures.

Harvard University in Cambridge just west of Boston is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Wander through Harvard Yard, visit several museums and watch rowers train on the Charles River.

Join the crowd at Fenway Park and see baseball home runs foiled by the massive Green Monster wall along left field. For over 100 years, loyal Red Sox fans have cheered on their team, win or lose.

In the midst of Boston’s historic environment are modern sites. Blue skies reflect in the glass plates of the John Hancock Tower near Copley Square. Gaze over the city from the observation deck of the Prudential Building. See the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge beautifully illuminated at night and ride an amphibious duck boat to see the city by land and water.

Where to stay in Boston

Hilton Boston/Woburn
Hilton Boston/Woburn
3.5 out of 5
2 Forbes Rd., Woburn, MA, 01801
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Woburn. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the bar and the convenient parking in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (940 reviews)
"We appreciated the noise-canceling feature in the room. We would have liked more coffee in the morning (other than the two cups in the room), but breakfast is not included. The bathroom was spacious and fresh. The whole place felt upscale despite the affordable price."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2022

Hilton Boston/Woburn
The Revolution Hotel
The Revolution Hotel
3.5 out of 5
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116
The price is CA $229 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Boston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,169 reviews)
"The historic flavor of the decor"

Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2022

The Revolution Hotel
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $315 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Boston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,346 reviews)
"We came to Boston for a week and had decided to go to Salem the last 2 days, however we changed our mind and extended our stay here at the Park Plaza. They were gracious even though we had issues with the actual extension related to using a third party to book. This is a marvelously rich in history ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2022

Boston Park Plaza
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Sonder 907 Main
Sonder 907 Main
4 out of 5
907 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139
The price is CA $203 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cambridge. Enjoy WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary toiletries. Popular attractions Fenway Park and ...
4/5 Very Good! (165 reviews)
"Good place and location"

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2022

Sonder 907 Main
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA, 01803
The price is CA $244 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Burlington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,976 reviews)
"My only complaint was that water in the shower was difficult to adjust. But, it was really hot water and thats a plus! The hotel seemed very secure and safe. Quiet location, yet close to amenities."

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
4 out of 5
284 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02115
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Boston. Enjoy a terrace, a library, and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (647 reviews)
"The location of the property on Commonwealth Avenue was excellent. Many Boston area attractions were within walking distance, including Fenway Park, Boston Commons and great restaurants on Boylston Ave. Also, this is a boutique hotel and the property was historic. The check-in process was very unconventional ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2022

Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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